Career Opportunity Programme Manager Ikwekwezi FM

Date: Oct 15, 2019

Main purpose of the position is to manage the programming department and drive the implementation of the station’s programming strategy to increase audiences.



SCALE CODE:                      130

POSITION ID:                        60002430



(This is a 5-year contract position)

Main purpose of the position

To manage the programming department and drive the implementation of the station’s programming strategy to increase audiences.


Key Accountabilities

  • Develop, implement and manage the station’s programme strategy ensuring its optimal alignment to music policy, format and on-air sound, in consultation with the Station Manager and Station management team
  • Ensure optimal alignment between programme strategy and target audience
  • Ensure development, management and implementation of a programme strategy aligned with target audience needs and requirements, in order to grow target audience and exploit opportunities to generate revenue
  • Determine, monitor, control and optimise programming budget and manage the cost effective utilisation of station budget
  • Plan and manage programme schedule in order to deliver high quality programmes to target audiences
  • Liaise with Sales and Marketing, Finance, Research departments to ensure station’s programme strategic objectives are met
  • Ensure station produces high quality programmes by the implementation and utilisation of quality monitoring systems
  • Liaise closely with SABC Sales and Marketing, in order to define station’s sales needs and requirements
  • Support SABC radio airtime sales in identification of sales opportunities to be exploited by the sales team
  • Identify and exploit alternative revenue streams
  • Ensure efficient and effective day-to-day operations and utilisation of technology and facilities
  • Continual monitoring of performance of station, in terms of delivering on target audience requirements and profitability
  • Ensure station stays abreast of developments, in order to ensure competitiveness
  • Manage on-air team and conduct regular snoop sessions
  • Ensure effective corporate governance and ensure adherence to SABC policies, procedures and mandate
  • Identification of new business opportunities, guiding and motivating the station in right direction and developments
  • Liaise with external and internal stakeholders, in order to ensure optimal delivery on requirements.
  • Build capable on-air station team in the form of skilled people in all areas and with sound business process in place
  • Direct, performance manage, develop and motivate the on-air station team



Relevant degree/ diploma (Marketing/Communications/General Management/Journalism)
3 - 5 years radio programming experience
3 - 5 years management experience
Proven track record in successful business management
Knowledge of production techniques, procedures and standards
Knowledge of broadcast rules, regulations and guidelines
Knowledge of programming techniques, procedures and standards
Experience in budget preparation, analysis, and monitoring
Ability to interpret and develop reports using a variety of statistical data.
Must demonstrate proficiency in developing a variety of programming decisions related to news broadcasts, musical programming
Persuasive and strategic communicator with excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to develop strategies and plans
Strong collaborative skills and ability to contribute to a team environment
Ability to motivate, train and develop the talents of others
Must be self-motivated, results oriented and goal focused
Well-organized, with exceptional attention to detail and follow through
Able to handle multiple projects and demonstrated time management skills
Leadership and personnel skills and ability to develop high performing teams
Ability to consistently work well with others and to inspire and lead the staff

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Closing date: 21 October  2019


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